Saturday, November 9, 2013

BEAUTYCOUNTER...products that are gentle, effective and safe

Every once in awhile I'm given some new products to try, usually it's a makeup line but this time
it was a skin care line that is soon to carry it's own makeup line. BEAUTYCOUNTER , is the first
to have a unique ingredient selection process. They eliminate over a thousand commonly used ingredients right off the bat because of concerns about their effects on people's long-term health. 
They have created a line of luxurious skin-care products that are not only free of parabens but also free of other toxins. The company won't put anything in it's products that hasn't been tested, and it bans 1,500 plus  contested chemicals. You can learn more about the company and shop for their products by going to their website,

The Products that I'm using (and loving!):
This is so gentle yet it removes waterproof eye makeup!  I use it with my Clarisonic Mia Brush.

Routine Clean Cream Cleanser, $22

The Perfect day cream. Can be used under or over your sunscreen.
Everyday AM Hydrating Cream, $22     

RoseWater, $32

Spray this on as a makeup setter ( is that a word?) or right before you put on your Everyday Moisturizer. 


Lip Sheer in Coral, $28
This Color lipstick is perfect for my bridal clientele.  Plus, it doesn't dry out your lips.  I like to put my own Super Gloss in Super Nectar over it.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Stuff I've been doing.....

               Kris  and Elle got married at the M Hotel in Las Vegas.  Ella Gagiano Photography
                                 Melissa and Jeremy at Union Station. Brandon Wong Photography
                                            Ti and her mom, Tita on the beach in Malibu.
                                     Jasmine and Liam in Ithaca, NY. Photo by Amelia Burns
                           Denise and Mark at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Photography by Charise
                                                  Irene and Brandon in Lake Arrowhead.
                                      Colleen and Donny at the Nixon Library. A & L Photo

Friday, June 21, 2013

From Wedding to Pregnancy to New Baby!

In April of 2010, I first met Ana at the trial run I did for her June 2010 wedding. She brought her dog, Sawyer who I fell in love with instantly. He set a nice, relaxed atmosphere and it was the beginning of a beautiful friendship. I had a great time doing her wedding at her lovely house in Beverly Hills. Two years later, Ana recommended me to her friend Sylviya to do her wedding. Then, when Ana became pregnant, Ana called me to do her pregnancy photos and again to do her photos once Evan was born. Here are the photos from each event ( minus the trial run).
                                                                                                    Ana's wedding, June 2010

                                                                     Silviya's wedding with Ana as Matron of Honor, May 2012

                                                                           Ana and Mike, January 2013

          Sawyer, Ana & Mike                                                                                                                                                      
Ana, Mike and Evan, February, 2013. Bottom 3 photos by Lori Dorman

Thursday, May 23, 2013

The Advantages of Booking Your Trial Run With Me

Once you’ve selected your gown, it’s time to start thinking about hair and makeup. You might want to put a file together of various looks that you’d like to try, keeping in mind your hair length and texture. I suggest we meet to discuss these looks and do a trial run.
In terms of makeup, the questions I ask brides are:
1. What time of day is your ceremony?
2. Is it indoors or outdoors? 
3. What colors do you prefer? 
4. Do you think you’d like a natural look or something a little more
After each look is completed, I take digital photos that I print for you so that you can decide what you like or don’t like. This also gives you an idea of how the look photographs which is especially helpful for those of you who don’t regularly wear much makeup. We can talk about any changes and I’ll know how much time to allow and plan accordingly.  The trial run usually takes anywhere from 2 to 3 hours.  I hold them at my house where there's great, natural light and plenty of room.The rate for the trial run is $175. Call  or email me to schedule your trial run today, 818-786-0422 or

Here are some recent before and afters  of trial runs I've done recently:

Saturday, May 4, 2013

The New French Manicure

Stephanie Stone, Nail Stylist
                       On May1st, I attended the Urban Unveiled Bridal Show at the gorgeous Vibiana,
                       presented by California Wedding Day magazine. On the way out I was given a 
                       copy of the magazine and came upon a piece entitled, "The New French Manicure"
                       with this beautiful picture of the look by nail stylist, Stephanie Stone of Nailing
                       Hollywood Management, Inc. She says, " A nude to white ombre nail is chic yet               
                       simplistic enough  to complement your wedding ring without outshining it."  A-men
                       I say to that! Hopefully this will put an end to the squared off and harsh lines of the         
                       ubiquitous, current French manicures.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Spring and Summer 2013 / lip color

My bride, Morgan, is wearing my Super Gloss in Super     Nectar over Laura Mercier's Creme Lipcolor in Caramel. These colors are perfect for Spring and Summer 2013.
Laura Mercier Creme Lipcolor $24,
Super Gloss in Super Nectar $10,

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Thank You to All Who Came to A Soolip Wedding!

         It was so wonderful to meet all of you at A Soolip Wedding at the Bel Air Bay Club on     March 3! The winner of the complimentary trial run was Kristin Ankeny.  If you still haven't chosen your hair and makeup team for your upcoming wedding and would like to book a trial run, please call me at 818-786-0422 or visit my website at

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Brides-To-Be! A Soolip Wedding,Sunday, March 3rd at the Bel Air Bay Club

 A Soolip Wedding is the most beautiful bridal show in Los Angeles featuring gowns by St. Pucci, jewels by Black Starr and Frost and the top vendors in the south land!  I will be there giving mini makeovers and talking with all of you about your upcoming nuptials.  And, to top it off, it's at the beautiful Bel Air Bay Club in Pacific Palisades.  Hope to see you there!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Betsy diFrancesca, Hair & Makeup Wins Wedding Wire 2013 Award

Los Angeles, CA}  January 14, 2013 – WeddingWire, the nation's leading online wedding marketplace, is thrilled to announce that Betsy diFrancesca, Hair and Makeup has been selected as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards® 2013 for Hair and Makeup in Los Angeles,CA . 

The esteemed annual awards program recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. Betsy diFrancesca's selection as a Bride’s Choice Award 2013 winner was selected based on the positive experiences expressed by past clients on WeddingWire, the world’s largest wedding review site with over one million reviews. While many industry awards are given by the host organization, the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards® winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with Betsy diFrancesca, Hair and Makeup. 

The WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards® 2013 are given to the top local wedding vendors in more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on professional achievements from the previous year. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients. As a Bride’s Choice Awards winner, Betsy diFrancesca, Hair and Makeup is highlighted within the WeddingWire Network, which is comprised of over 200,000 wedding professionals throughout the United States, Canada and abroad. 

“Each year, WeddingWire looks forward to celebrating the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Network,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “Now in its fifth year, the Bride’s Choice Awards® program continues to recognize the elite wedding professionals who exemplify a commitment to quality, service and professionalism. These businesses were chosen by our bridal community for their responsiveness and dedication to their clients over the past year. We are honored to recognize Betsy diFrancesca, Hair and Makeup for their impressive achievements within the wedding industry.” 

Betsy diFrancesca is thrilled to be one of the top Hair and Makeup artists in Los Angeles, CA in the WeddingWire Network of sites, which include leading wedding sites such as WeddingWire, Project Wedding,, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. We value all of our clients and truly appreciate the positive feedback that helped us earn the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards® for 2013. 

For more information about Betsy diFrancesca, Hair and Makeup, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today at